Careers at CMS - Data Science

Careers at CMS - Data Science
Data Science Careers

Are you a data scientist looking to have a positive impact?

CMS is seeking top-tier talent to join our agency and unlock the power of data to advance health equity, expand health insurance coverage, and improve health outcomes for communities across the U.S. 

As a data scientist with CMS, you'll work on projects that directly contribute to vital health care policies. Collaborating with health care professionals and policymakers, you'll analyze and develop advanced data systems that inform decisions to address health disparities, national health insurance programs, and health care financing and delivery. You'll find purpose knowing that you're working towards eliminating avoidable differences in health outcomes experienced by people who are disadvantaged or underserved. All to help create a more equitable health care system. 

If you're a problem solver with a passion for innovation and using data to drive positive change in the lives of Americans everywhere, we invite you to apply and become part of our team. 

Current Opportunities  

To see all open positions, please visit: Data Science USAJOBS


On April 10th, 2023, CMS held a webinar with employees as they shared an inside look about their experiences and what it's like to work for the agency. During the webinar HR Specialists also discussed USAJOBS, resumes, and upcoming career opportunities.

Pay & Benefits

For individuals and families who value quality of life, a career at CMS is wonderful. CMS offers great benefits and competitive pay, along with a strong commitment to work-life balance. Perks include flexible work schedules (including telework), generous vacation and sick leave, and excellent training and development opportunities.  

  • Starting pay $94,496 - $121,873 per year based on experience & locality 
  • Locality pay info can be found here
  • Opportunities for career advancement
Leave & Holidays
  • 13–26 paid vacation days each year
  • 13 days paid sick days each year
  • 11 paid federal holidays


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Chiquita Brooks-LaSure (She/Her/Hers)
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At CMS, we truly understand and support the value of diversity in improving organizational efficiency and effectiveness. We continually strive to promote a climate of innovation, opportunity, and success that capitalizes on the cultural, professional, and personal diversity of our workforce.

In addition to the vast resources available to employees, CMS encourages all employees to seek out Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). These groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource by fostering a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, and goals. ERGs form around common backgrounds that help ensure all employees have an opportunity to be heard, valued and engaged.

What employees say: 
 Work/life balance is a priority - “Family comes first”. We work hard, but without that balance, we don’t get the best of ourselves. - Jennifer Mooney, Division Director, Office of Information Technology

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